On Saturday evening in Orono, Maine, the #7 Boston College Eagles were defeated in a Hockey East contest by the Maine Black Bears, 5-1.
The defeat was the Eagles’ first in conference play, moving their record to 8-3-2 (4-1-1) on the season. It also ends a seven-game unbeaten streak by the Eagles, who had most recently lost on October 27 in Minnesota. From the 37 second mark, the Eagles trailed and ultimately played from behind all night.
Junior forward Johnny Gaudreau kept his points streak alive, making eight games in a row in which he has recorded at least one point. He has 24 on the season now and has notched a point in all but one of the Eagles’ thirteen games so far.
[ME] Devin Shore (0:37 1st; Leen, S. Swavely): ME 1, BC 0
[ME] Ben Hutton (4:16 1st; Henke, Anthione): ME 2, BC 0
[ME] Ryan Lomberg (14:32 1st; J. Swavely, Norman; EA): ME 3, BC 0
[BC] Scott Savage (17:27 1st; Gaudreau, McCoshen): ME 3, BC 1
[ME] Devin Shore (8:32 2nd; S. Swavely, Leen): ME 4, BC 1
[ME] Ben Hutton (16:26 3rd; Shore, Renouf): ME 5, BC 1
Devin Shore and Ben Hutton each scored twice for the Black Bears, with Shore totaling three points on the evening. The Eagles’ lone goal was scored late in the first period by Scott Savage, his second of the season.
Junior goalie Brian Billett was pulled at the start of the third period in favor of Brad Barone; Billett allowed four goals and saved 17 shots in defeat, while Barone saved seven and allowed one goal. Maine’s Martin Ouellette made 33 saves in victory. Shots on-goal were 34-29 in favor of Boston College.
All penalties in this contest were minors and neither team converted on any power play opportunities, though Maine’s third goal came with an extra attacker. The Eagles went 0-for-3 and the Black Bears 0-for-5.
Alfond Arena has at times been a house of horrors for Boston College, and tonight was no different. The Eagles will shake off the performance and take to the ice again on Friday night against Holy Cross.